Janelle Monáe is picture perfect as she poses for a feature spread in the June 2013 issue of Billboard Magazine.
The talented performer, who also graces the cover, reveals details about her upcoming album and says she aims to “tell universal stories in unforgettable ways,” and that conversations she had with collaborators helped inspire some of the tracks.
In addition to Erykah Badu, Monáe reportedly enlists Miguel for a collaboration on her new project, entitled ‘The Electric Lady,’ and even snatches up his royal purple highness PRINCE for a collaboration (and we all know how rarely he makes guest appearances)!
After news hit the net that Whitney Houston had been banned from attending any more of his concerts, Prince went out of his way to release a statement disputing the reports.
Whitney had previously attended several concerts over the past few weeks and even partied front stage with daughter Bobbi Kristina (watch video).
Apparently the “Purple Rain” singer had no idea Whitney had been blacklisted from his concerts wants everyone to know that Whitney is “always welcome 4 all of eternity.”
TMZ says they conformed the ban with several connected to the tour and sticks by the original story.
Yesterday (May 11, 2010), Prince’s manager released an official statement saying Houston can come back whenever she wants and despite earlier claims that Whitney’s “erratic behavior” at the concerts was a problem, insists the singer enjoys having her in his audience.
Another Prince insider attempted to explain how the misunderstanding could have occured, stating:
Someone could have taken it upon themselves to say Whitney was banned … but it did not come from Prince. Whoever decided Whitney was banned did not have the authority to do so.
Prince is not pleased with Whitney Houston! Apparently Whitney’s bad press has been distracting him and the “purple one” has taken drastic measures to separate himself Ms. Houston and her bizarre actions.
According to TMZ, his Royal Purple Highness revoked Whitney’s “Prince Pass”after becoming fed up with her erratic behavior and constant demands for free tickets.
Word on the curb is that Whitney, who spent a bit of quality time with daughter Bobbi K at a Prince concert just last week, was constantly badgering Prince’s staff to let her hit the stage.
Whitney’s request was denied several times due to the fact that Prince’s camp “didn’t want her to embarrass herself,” but after she made her presence known at SEVERAL concerts over the weeks, Prince finally obliged and allowed Whitney to perform onstage with Chaka Khan during his show.
Word on the curb is that Whitney Houston has checked herself in to an out-patient rehabilitation program.
Rumors began swirling that Whitney was back on crack a few days ago after she was spotted attending a Prince Concert in LA looking rockin’ her old crooked wig, but reports are she enrolled in the program about 10 days ago.
The program, which “they say” has nothing to do with drugs or alcohol (insert side-eye here) apparently allows Houston to go out in public as long as she has a monitor with her.
No one is saying exactly what she’s being treated for, but a source claims the singing diva is merely “cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie.”
Houston recently partied at the Prince concert in L.A. with her daughter right by her side….
[Sidebar: After THESE PHOTOS surfaced of Whitney & Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina sniffing snow, Bobbi K said "No" to rehab but I'm praying that the lil heffa checked in right alongside her famous mom.]
More photos PLUS video of Whitney performing onstage with Prince and Chaka Khan below: Continue Reading…